dining

  In the three cities I’ve lived in longest, know best, and have minutely observed during the course of my adult life—New York, London and Paris, I’ve always been fascinated by the way a single restaurant can serve as the catalyst for major urban change. The archetype that immediately comes

Two of the most interesting things going on in the Paris restaurant scene this rentree are the turbo-speed rate with which the 10th arrondissement continues to go gourmand and the wonderful acceleration of the internationalization of the culinary talent pool in Paris. As I’ve mentioned before, in much the same

A day of sun, sea and sand doesn’t mean giving up fine dining at these gourmet beachside restaurants

By Alexander Lobrano Unfortunately, I was never able to book a place at The Hidden Kitchen, the running series of private dinner parties cooked and hosted by the hugely talented Braden Perkins and Laura Adrian in their Paris apartment, because I travel so often and these meals were so popular

By Alexander Lobrano Though I was very happily shacked up on the East End of Long Island for the New Year (where I ate as many Peconic Bay scallops as I could get my hands on, and also gorged myself on barbecued little-neck clams as part of a superb New

By Alexander Lobrano For anyone visiting Paris, the city’s thriving bistrot a vins scene offers both great eating and excellent value for the money. If Les Fines Gueles near the Place des Victoires is one of my favorite of the new generation of wine-oriented bistros serving good simple market-driven cooking

Our Letter from Paris columnist, Alexander Lobrano, is the author of  Hungry for Paris: The Ultimate Guide to the City’s 102 Best Restaurants It’s just been released in a new, updated edtion by Random House.

By Alexander Lobrano Obsessively interested in good food, I always have the makings of at least one or two good meals on hand at home so that as someone who travels often, I never end up being forced to call out for a mediocre pizza or Indian food of unknown

President Obama at Dooky Chase in New Orleans. By Gerrie E. Summers It’s odd when you come back from a trip and you’re exhausted from…wait for it…eating. I’m sure the accompanying spirits didn’t help, but New Orleans is one (I have to make up a word to accurately describe it)